, Lisa Madigan
, Illinois Attorney General
, Noel MacDonald
, AMC Theaters
, Amy Peterson
, Equip for Equality
, Joe AlBritton
, City of Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
, Chris Artinian
, National Hearing Loss Association of America
, Amber Smock
, Access Living
, Disability Rights Chief Nicole Bazer
, Monte Barry
Date April 4, 2012Source Audio-Technica AT804 omnidirectional mic > BookPort Plus digital audio recorder (auto gain control enabled)Run time 23:43
Audio-Technica AT804 omni mic > BookPort Plus digital audio recorder
16-bit / 44.1 Khz > 64 kBit/s mp3
This is a recording of an April 4, 2012 press conference announcing a major agreement between the Illinois Attorney General's Office and AMC Theaters, the largest exhibitor of motion pictures in Illinois and one of the largest in the United States. The agreement requires AMC to install technology that enables the captions and audio description embedded in digital motion picture files to be available to people with hearing and vision impairments. By the beginning of 2014, every auditorium in every AMC theater in Illinois will be equipped with this technology. This is the first agreement in the United States to ensure access in every screening room in every theater without litigation. The recording is highly unusual because it is rare for a state attorney general and corporate executives to appear in person and make a joint appearance on a legal agreement.
Appreciation is extended to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Disability Rights Chief Nicole Bazer for enabling this recording from the podium to happen.
The first person speaking is Lisa Madigan. She is followed by Noel MacDonald, Vice President of Operations, AMC Theaters; Amy Peterson, Equip for Equality; Joe AlBritton, City of Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities; Chris Artinian, National Hearing Loss Association of America; and Amber Smock, Access Living.
The recording was made in the lobby of the AMC river East 21 theater complex in Chicago using an Audio-Technica AT804 omnidirectional microphone connected to a BookPort Plus digital audio recorder with automatic gain control enabled. It is the hardware of the PlexTalk Pocket produced by Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd.